Gas and Oil Burner Technician 2 - 049

Ontario College Certificate
One year or less
Explore opportunities in the service and maintenance of gas, propane and oil-fired technology.

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA).
  • Complete your training in one year.  
  • Upon successful completion of each semester, you are eligible to write the Gas and Oil Burner Technician Provincial Fuel Certifications. You may write the examinations without acquiring additional workplace experience.

What you'll learn

  • Fundamentals of home heating appliances that use fuel oil or natural gas.
  • Experience the challenges in the service and maintenance of gas, propane, oil fired burners, furnaces, boilers and hot water heaters.
  • Understand fuel delivery systems, set up and adjust combustion efficiencies, size ventilation systems and combustion air requirements. 
  • Enjoy a practical lab to experience troubleshooting, combustion, electrical, fabricating piping systems and other related aspects.  
  • The first semester prepares participants for testing and certification by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority as an Oil Burner Technician 3 (OBT 3) and a Gas Technician 3 (G3); providing eligibility on successful completion to write the Oil Burner Technician 2 (OBT 2) and Gas Technician 2 (G2) examination in the later part of the second semester. 
  • Optional training includes fluorocarbon refrigerant, Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Certification, Gastite and IPEX certification training.

View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 8 months)

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Tuition and Fees

2019 - 2020 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $704.63  $635.86 
Optional Ancillary Fees $104.43  $44.43 
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,163.10 $2,034.33
Total 1st Year Fees $4,197.43

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2019 - 2020 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,490.57 $7,550.57
Optional Ancillary Fees $104.43 $44.43
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fees $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Per Semester $8,045.00 $7,970.00
Total 1st Year Fees $16,015.00

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information


Domestic and International student admission requirements

Option are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Through attending labs consisting of electrical wiring assignments, appliance and component identification, and the fabrication of a piping project.
  • Gain practical simulation experience, using state-of-the-art equipment.




Where you can go next 

Your future career options 

  • Gas and Oil Burner Installation/Service Technician
  • HVAC Technician

Where you could work includes:

  • Fuel Suppliers - Utilities
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Residential, Commercial and Industrial Sectors
  • Building Services related to Service and Installation

Opportunities for grads

  • TSSA–OBT2,OBT3,G2,G3

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

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Philippines: 180011102544

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*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

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Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

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